IADSA update on international supplement regulations

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IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA September 2017 Newsflash

Published: Thursday, September 14, 2017

AHPA is an active member of IADSA and is distributing the IADSA Newsflash as a member benefit. IADSA is an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges. This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes:

  • Thailand is expanding its positive list of botanicals that can be used in supplements from the current 80 to approximately 250 by the end of the year.
  • China has created a work plan to take enforcement action against health food products making fraudulent and illegal health claims.
  • New Zealand and Australia are legalizing hemp seeds as a food, which will allow for the sale of low THC-hemp seed food products.
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is evaluating the presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) in foods, in particular herbal teas and infusions; EFSA’s findings will be reviewed by the European Commission which is considering specific limits on PAs in supplements.
  • Italy is close to the end of the process of formal adoption of the BELFRIT list for botanicals permitted for use in food supplements.

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